Absolute Zero is where the series stopped being so straightforward.
The easiest and quickest way I can explain this is: Think of The Shadow Wars as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. AKA The Avengers.
Necropolis 1, 2, & 3 are one trilogy, they are direct sequels to each other, and they introduce two protagonists.
Absolute Zero is a stand-alone story that takes place at the same time as the Necropolis Trilogy. It features brand new protagonists, in a brand new situation, facing brand new monsters. If you find yourself wanting to skip ahead and figure out what happened to Greg and Kyra, I really can't recommend it. That would be like watching Iron Man, then immediately skipping to The Avengers. You'd have missed out on three other character's back stories.
I hope you'll like Absolute Zero.
Before we begin, for convenience's sake, here is a complete list of every Shadow Wars title, including bonus content, in the order in which they are meant to be read. Right now, I'm going through and editing everything, although some of the content needs to be rewritten and/or expanded.
DEAD ICE (Companion Novella)
DEAD SKIES (Companion Novella)
DEAD RAIN (Companion Novella)
NECROPOLIS (TSW Novel #1)
NECROPOLIS 2: ENDURANCE (TSW Novel #2)
NERVES OF STEEL (Companion Short)
NECROPOLIS 3: ANNIHILATION (TSW Novel #3)
ABSOLUTE ZERO (TSW Novel #4)
BLOOD & TEARS (Companion Short)
CEASELESS (TSW Novel #5)
SYBERIAN SUNRISE (TSW Novel #6)
SNOWBLIND (TSW Novel #7)
QUARANTINE (TSW Novel #8)
ROGUE OPS RISING (TSW Novel #9)
COUNTDOWN (TSW Novel #10)
WARM MEMORIES (Companion Short)
LAID TO REST (Companion Short)
NECROPOLIS 4: TERMINAL (TSW Novel #11)
SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS (Companion Short)
EB-303 (Companion Short)
STARCK'S LAMENT (TSW Novel #12)
ALONE? (Companion Short)
DEATHLESS (TSW Novel #13)
INTO THE VOID (TSW Novel #14)
OUTPOST 88 (Companion Short)
LETHAL CARGO (Companion Short)
SATURATE (TSW Novel #15)
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